New installation, O&M services simplify solar project lifecycles for solar EPCs and developers
Anaheim, Calif., September 14, 2015 — Expanding on its highly regarded engineering support and project management for commercial and utility solar installations, SunLink Corporation is introducing two new services under the umbrella of its signature PowerCare program: StrongLink installation and SureLink operations and maintenance (O&M) services. The new service offerings build upon SunLink's trusted engineering and support services that have aided in the development of thousands of solar power plants across North America, ranging from the largest utility-scale solar farms to roof-top distributed generation projects.
"As a solar energy solutions company, we're constantly striving to take inefficiencies out of project lifecycles from every angle," said SunLink VP of Products Kate Trono. "Our goal is to overcome obstacles, optimize project economics and ensure our projects deliver successfully over the long term. This helps our customers realize lower total installed costs and levelized costs of energy, creating a better overall experience. StrongLink and SureLink are an important part of that equation - and the first of many more PowerCare offerings we look forward to introducing to the industry."
StrongLink includes the full-range of turn-key installation services, including geotechnical/pre-project pull testing, post driving, on-site ballast casting, prepanelization, mechanical installation and/or module installation. For StrongLink customers, SunLink takes on the management of all installation services to reduce the hassles associated with multiple contractors, extend the ability for developers and EPCs to take on more projects and help mitigate overall project risk. StrongLink is now available in 26 states including California, Arizona, New York and New Jersey, and is quickly expanding to serve all markets.
SureLink provides a unique combination of O&M services including boots-on-the-ground field support, intelligent software diagnostics and a more robust tracker technology as a means to deliver guaranteed energy production. Central to SureLink's value proposition is a suite of smart device applications that enable remote diagnostics capabilities and precise control of SunLink tracker systems. For example, the same diagnostics app that commissions and remotely controls the trackers will also trigger smart maintenance alerts should performance issues arise. In addition, SunLink has formed a strategic partnership with MaxGen Energy Services, the power plant service arm of the largest independent solar O&M company in the United States, Solarrus Corporation, to provide full-scope O&M field services to SunLink customers under a single SunLink contract.
"With MaxGen on our team, SunLink customers will have double the uptime assurance that SunLink will be there to handle any electrical or mechanical O&M undertaking for the life of the system," added Trono.
"We already offer guarantees for every MaxGen customer. Because of SunLink's willingness to stand behind their tracker, we're able to go a step further for SunLink customers by offering that same performance guarantee at an efficient cost," explained MaxGen President Joe Brotherton. "Together, our data-driven O&M services will translate into more cost-effective operations budgets and stronger performing projects for SunLink customers."
To learn more about PowerCare and SunLink's new StrongLink and SureLink offerings, visit: http://sunlink.com/powercare/.
Experience the SureLink intelligent software diagnostics app at SunLink's Solar Power International Booth #2522.
Since the company's inception, SunLink has been at the forefront of the solar energy industry, continuing to advance the universal adoption of solar power. The company brings powerful solar energy solutions to market through innovative, highly engineered products and in-demand customer services. Developed through an unparalleled commitment to R&D, SunLink's solutions have been proven in connection with thousands of projects across the Americas - including many in the world's most extreme environments. Visit www.sunlink.com or follow twitter.com/sunlink.
About MaxGen Energy Services
MaxGen Energy Services, LLC is an independent, third-party, power plant service provider for all operating life stages of power plants. MaxGen's independence allows the company to work with a broad spectrum of technologies and across the solar value chain for companies such as banks, EPCs, owners, developers, OEM's and utilities. MaxGen currently has over 1.6GW of O&M contracts in its portfolio. With its main office and Monitoring and Reporting Center (MRC) located in Costa Mesa, CA, MaxGen has a nationwide presence of service technicians and partners. For more information visit maxgenservices.com.